Marvin Hamlisch

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Marvin Frederick Hamlisch
  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 06/02/1944, Gemini
  • Date of Death: 07/06/2012
  • Profession: Composer; conductor
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Marvin Hamlisch Fast Facts:
  • Became the youngest student, at age 7 in 1951, admitted to the Juilliard School of Music.
  • At age 16, played piano on a demo record that friend Liza Minnelli gave her mother, Judy Garland, for Christmas.  
  • Worked as a rehearsal pianist in 1964 for the Broadway play Funny Girl, which starred Barbra Streisand.  
  • Scored his first pop hit in 1965 when Lesley Gore recorded "Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows," which he cowrote with Howard Liebling. 
  • Wrote the music for such Broadway shows as A Chorus Line, They're Playing Our Song, The Goodbye Girl and Sweet Smell of Success; and scored such films as The Way We Were, The Sting, Sophie's Choice and Ordinary People.
  • Picked by Groucho Marx to be his pianist-straight man for an early 1970s nightclub tour.
  • Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1986 and the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 2009.
  • Marvin Hamlisch Relationships:
  • Lilly Hamlisch - Mother
  • Terre Blair Hamlisch - Wife
  • Emma Samms - Ex-significant Other
  • Cyndy Garvey - Ex-significant Other
  • Max Hamlisch - Father
  • Terry Hamlisch Liebling - Sister
  • Carole Bayer Sager - Ex-significant Other
  • Marvin Hamlisch Awards:
  • 1972 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Winner
  • 1974 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Winner
  • 1997 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1996 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Song) - Nominee
  • 1985 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Song) - Nominee
  • 2002 Tony: Original Musical Score - Nominee
  • 1971 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Song--Original for the Picture) - Nominee
  • 1992 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Main Title Theme Music - Nominee
  • 2001 Emmy: Outstanding Music Direction - Winner
  • 2000 Emmy: Outstanding Music and Lyrics - Nominee
  • 1995 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music and Lyrics - Winner
  • 2001 Emmy: Outstanding Music and Lyrics - Nominee
  • 1976 Tony: Score (Musical) - Winner
  • 1995 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music Direction - Winner
  • 1999 Emmy: Outstanding Music and Lyrics - Winner
  • 2010 Golden Globe: Best Original Score - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1973 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Scoring: Original Song Score and Adaptation -or- Scoring: Adaptation) - Winner
  • 1982 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Score) - Nominee
  • 1997 Golden Globe: Best Original Score - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1979 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Song) - Nominee
  • 1979 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1989 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Song) - Nominee
  • 1990 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1980 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1977 BAFTA Film Awards: The Anthony Asquith Award - Nominee
  • 1973 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Dramatic Score) - Winner
  • 1978 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Song) - Nominee
  • 1974 Grammy: Song of the Year - Winner
  • 1977 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Song) - Nominee
  • 1974 Grammy: Best New Artist - Winner
  • 1974 Grammy: Best Pop Instrumental Performance - Winner
  • 1973 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Song) - Winner
  • 1978 Golden Globe: Best Original Score - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1978 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1977 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Score) - Nominee
  • 1974 Grammy: Best Album Of Original Score Written For A Motion Picture Or A Television Special - Winner
  • College:
  • Queens College, Queens, NY (BA in Music Composition, 1967)

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